Edmonds, WA – Apira Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of sensor fusion, computer vision, artificial intelligence, and real-time 3D rendering software, is pleased to announce that Jeff Smeraglinolo has taken over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective immediately. Smeraglinolo brings with him over 15 years of experience in the technology industry, having previously held leadership positions at some of the biggest names in the sector, including Amazon Web Services (AWS). Prior to Apira, he co-founded MissionTech Solutions, LLC and led it through a successful acquisition to Avantus Federal in 2020.
Smeraglinolo will be responsible for leading Apira’s strategic growth initiatives, strengthening partnerships with existing clients, and expanding the company’s customer base. He is excited to take on this new challenge and looks forward to building upon Apira’s already impressive track record of technological success. Mike Geertsen, who previously held the role of CEO, will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Apira. Geertsen has been instrumental in the growth and success of the company, and his expertise will continue to be vital in his new position.
“I am thrilled to be joining Apira as its new CEO,” said Smeraglinolo. “The company has established itself as a product leader in real-time motion capture (MOCAP) and hyper-realistic 3D rendering and I look forward to working with the talented team here to further drive growth and success. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this great company and am excited about the opportunities ahead.”
Geertsen echoed Smeraglinolo’s sentiments, stating that he is looking forward to his new role and is confident in Smeraglinolo’s ability to lead Apira to even greater success. “I am proud of all that Apira has accomplished under my leadership, and I am excited to take on the new challenge of CTO,” said Geertsen. “I have every confidence in Jeff’s ability to lead this company to new heights, and I look forward to working with him in my new role.”
Apira Technologies is a software development company operating at the bleeding edge of 3D rendering, motion capture (MOCAP), and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Its virtual persona platform doesn’t require special effects teams, manual touch-ups, or actors wearing motion capture “dots” to drive realistic 3D personas from a desktop computer. Apra’s hyper-realistic metahumans serve as digital twins by mirroring users’ exact facial movements and rendering them in real-time within numerous virtual environments and video outputs. Headquartered in South Edmonds, WA with offices in the Washington, DC area, Apira has operated as a stealth start-up until Q1 2023 when it finalized version 1.0 (V1.0) of its flagship product.
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